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Central team discusses relief package with CS
Flood-hit areas of Reasi inspected
SRINAGAR, Oct 19: The team sent by the Central Government to review the situation on ground in the flood- hit Jammu and Kashmir, today held meeting with Chief Secretary, Mohammad Iqbal Khandey here. Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, B R Sharma, Principal Secretary, Finance, B B Vyas, Principal Secretary, Home, Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary PDD, A K Mehta, DGP, K Rajendra, all administrative secretaries and senior officers were ...
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Pak ‘breaches’ truce in Pargwal, targets Indian BoPs on IB
JAMMU, Oct 19: Pakistan Rangers Sunday breached truce at the International Border by resorting to small arms firing on forward Border Outposts (BoPs) in Pargwal sector of Jammu district. “Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms firing at BoPs along IB in Pargwal sectors of Jammu district around 1030 hours this morning,” District Magistrate of Jammu Ajeet Kumar Sahu said. “Their aim was to prevent farmers from harvesting their crops,” he claim...
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J&K polls decision in few days: Sampath
NEW DELHI, Oct 19: Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath on Sunday said the decision on holding polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken in the next few days. He said discussions with political parties, police and other government bodies in the state are on to assess the level of preparedness in case the Election Commission decides to go ahead with the polls in January. "We have to do further deliberation and consultation among ourselves as ...
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Aziz speaks to UN chief, raises K-issue
ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (Agencies): Continuing its attempts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has raised the matter with the UN chief, saying the world body's engagement would add to its credibility in managing crisis situations. Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz spoke to UN chief Ban Ki-moon on phone last night and discussed the situation along the LoC and the International Border with I...
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Hurriyat-G condemns detention of prisoners
SRINAGAR, Oct 19: While terming the government’s policy with regard to prisoners, who are not being released despite the court orders in their favour as ‘illegal and cruel’, Hurriyat Conference (G) Sunday strongly condemned this. In a statement a spokesman of Hurriyat (G) said the allegations leveled against the innocent youths and students of Baramullah which include Faizan Ahmad Tantray, Fayaz Ahmah Kumhar, Majid Ahmad Shaikh, Abdul Qayoom Na...
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Mufti for channelizing youth power for building new J&K
‘Modi should take lead in defusing tension along borders’
SRINAGAR, Oct 19: PDP Patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said the heroic, humanitarian and compassionate spirit that has been on display in Kashmir during the last month’s devastating floods reassures us that, at critical moments, people of Jammu and Kashmir are able to come together in pursuit of a common purpose. Addressing a joint convention of PDP workers from Handwara, Langate and Kargil assembly segments here, Mufti said while unprecedent...
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Kargil `powerless’ for last 7 days
KARGIL, Oct 19: For the last few days Kargil is without electricity. Chutuk hydel Power Station is not generating power as all the four turbines of the hydel project are not working after suffering extensive damages. Talking to media, the Chief Engineer Chutuk hydel project Biswas Basu said that the turbines in Chutuk hydel project called as Francis type turbine needed 70 percent of the total load and in Kargil during summer the load was 2-3 p...
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Kashmir floods leave people shattered, miserable-I
SRINAGAR, Oct 19: While looking silently towards her destroyed house Shaheena of Lasjan area is still not ready to accept that it is her home which has been reduced to rubble by devastating floods. For Shaheena and her family their house meant an entire world to them. However, today the reality is that like thousands of other families this family too has been rendered homeless. “Our house was completely destroyed and everything turned into mud...
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New CD block row
Protestors block Kupwara NHW
SRINAGAR, Oct 19: Protest demonstration was held by the inhabitants of the upper Qaziabad-Ashipora to press for their demand of CD block status. Reports said hundreds of people from North Kashmiris Upper Qaziabad area assembled at Karlgund near Baramulllah-Kupwara Highway and staged massive demonstration to press for their demand of CD block status to the Upper Qaziabad Ashipora. Protestors said although the government had sanctioned the Niaba...
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Cong leader held for posting threatening remarks on Fb
JAMMU, Oct 19: The joint secretary of state unit of Congress has been arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police and later released on bail, for posting threatening remarks against two individuals on their Facebook page. Police said Salman Nizami, Joint Secretary of state unit of the party was arrested yesterday in connection with a two-month-old FIR in which two residents of his native town in Doda had lodged a criminal complaint against him. "...
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Jitendra meets Vohra
SRINAGAR, Oct 19: Union Minister of State for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh Sunday called on Governor N N Vohra, here at the Raj Bhavan. Dr Singh discussed with the Governor the ongoing relief and rehabilitation work in the Valley on account of recent floods and issues relating to the Pakistan firing, shelling at International Border and the Line of Control in the Jammu region. They also discussed existing issues relati...
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Madan demands recruitment on the basis of population
Uniform combined test is not appropriate
AKHNOOR Oct 19: Madan Lal Sharma, former Minister & MP demanded more seats and recruitment of Doctors, Engineers and other Technical wings for Jammu region on the basis of population and hilly,tough terrain . He said that uniform combined test is not appropriate and there should be separate recruitment for Jammu Region in view of it being thickly populated . He said this while addressing a series of Public meetings at Nai Basti Palwan, Pangari...
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Bollywood stars join hands to raise funds for Kashmir
NEW DELHI, Oct 19: From Aamir Khan and Anupam Kher to Shaan, several film and music personalities joined hands for a special concert to raise awareness and funds for the flood victims of Kashmir and Assam. Titled 'Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir', the event, held last evening, was an initiative of the entertainment industry led by the Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), the Film and Television Producers Guild and Zee. Voicing con...
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Closure of state ambitious Rattle HEP
Saroori demands early start of work on Rattle power project Drabshallah
KISHTWAR, Oct 19: Senior Leader and Congress MLA from Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori today demanded immediate start of work on 850 MW Rattle power Project Drabshallah without further delay. “Prime responsibility of any delay in starting the project lies on GVK, as they are the principal company who win the project bid”, Saroori said and asked GVK officials to immediately sought out the issue if any with L&T on its own; without making any loc...
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Cartoon Corner
Students risk lives to reach school in Rajouri
RAJOURI, Oct 14: Students in Rajouri district are putting their lives at risk daily to reach school by crossing a precarious foot overbridge that had collapsed in the recent floods which ravaged the state in September. Students cross the bridge holding the steel ropes of the destroyed bridge at the Kaller and Androlla crossing because they have no option. "We use this bridge and now it's broken and causing a lot of problem. Some time our bags ...
> IED defused in Mendhar
> BSNL won't charge for Telecom Services in J&K for Sep
> Suspected militant guide arrested
> Hideout busted in Reasi, arms seized
> Kichloo assesses people's grievances at Padder
CM meets Guv
SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 15: Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister, met N N Vohra, Governor, here at the Raj Bhawan today. In their over an hour long meeting, the Governor and chief minister discussed issues relating to the continuing incidents of ceasefire violations across the International Border and Line of Control and the directions given by the Chief Minister to the Administration regarding amelioration of the hardships being faced by the border dweller...
> Man tries to disrupt minister’s speech
> Passport office Srinagar to receive applications from Oct 15
> Imran PDP’s candidate for Pattan, Aabid for Zadibal
> HCBA wants subordinate courts to function without delay
> Rs. 3.13 cr relief sanctioned in district Baramulla
Deep-rooted corruption
The deep-rooted nepotism and corruption has already been taking heavy toll on the normal life of the common masses and democratic institutions in Jammu and Kashmir with one or the other bodies enjoying statutory status sanctioned by the constitution becoming defunct one after the other. The case of the State Accountability Commission (SAC), State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and many others created to check corruption in public life and protec...
> Misplaced priorities
> Govt’s anti-poor policies
> Flood prevention vital too
> Campaigning robust but clueless
> Comparative calm on borders
India Neglects Real S&T Priorities
By Praful Bidwai
The contrast between India's two recent science and technology (S&T) projects couldn't have been starker. One, by delivering accurate early warnings about Cyclone Hudhud, saved thousands of human lives, and prevented destruction of property on a monstrous scale. The other put India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) Mangalyaan spacecraft successfully into a distant orbit around the planet-a technological achievement, but without much scientific, leave...
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> Row Together..! - By Robert Clements
Kashmir Elections-misplaced priority!
By M. Ashraf
There appears to be some extreme urgency on the part of certain quarters within J & K and in Delhi to somehow hold the assembly elections at the earliest as the present house completes it tenure in December. These quarters are either unaware of the real ground situation or have some other aims of capitalising on the present discomfiture of the people. Kashmir has just gone through the most devastating floods in more than a century. The top most ...
> State of fear - By Tajamul Hussain
> Will Congress be a history …? - By Shafiq Mir
> Recognising Palestine - By Gwynne Dyer
> The pretence of "Normalcy"! - By M. Ashraf
> Mubarak Mandi: Demolition of the Central Platform - By Mahesh Kaul
Global warming
Dear Editor The earth till now is the only planet in the universe that supports life. But recently scientist have predicted that the future of the very life supporting planet is at stake owing to large number of factors and one them is the global warming. Global warming means that the more temperature of earth is increasing with every passing day. The earth has warmed by about 0.60c in the last century and the warming has increased in the last...
> Multiple pensions for parliamentarians
> Women empowerment
> Silver-alloy coins on Begum Akhtar
> Restore essential services
> Calamities natural and man-made
PM visits cyclone-hit Vizag, announces Rs 1000-cr for AP
VISAKHAPATNAM, Oct 14 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced Rs 1000 crore as interim relief for the cyclone-hit Andhra Pradesh as he undertook a survey of the worst-affected city. He also announced Rs 2 lakh for the family of those killed and Rs 50000 for those injured in the tragedy caused by cyclone Hudhud. Central government officials from various ministries would soon tour the region to assess damage and start work to r...
> Shiv Sena slams BJP, dubs Cong, NCP as 'dead snakes'
> MNREGA provisions should not be diluted: Economists to PM
> Case against parents of girl
> India to be missile-import free by 2022: DRDO
> Kin of 21 people killed in Hudhud in AP to get Rs 5 L each
UN ignores Pak bid to seek intervention on Kashmir
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 14 (Agencies): Pakistan's latest efforts seeking UN intervention on the Kashmir issue have failed to draw any new response from the world body which reiterated that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, had written to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...
> UK terror suspect was planning Mumbai-style attack
> Kashmir root cause of Indo-Pak tension: Bilawal
> ‘Pak wants peace with India’
> Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism: Pranab
> Pak, India can resolve differences through dialogue: Nawaz
Army organises football competition at Bhadarwah
JAMMU, Oct 14: As a part of ongoing process of winning hearts and minds of the local population the Army has been constantly undertaking a variety of projects for welfare and motivation of AWAM. Rashtriya Rifles under the aegis of the Counter Insurgency Force (Delta) took an initiative and organised Football Competition at Degree College Ground, Bhadarwah for students and youths with effect from October 14 under Operation Sadhbhavana. It is im...
> Paras, Shubham guide J&K to facile victory against HP
> ASCOM, MBS win ties
> Army conducts cricket tourney at Jhangar
> Mountaineering Association to hold camp for nationals
> Achievements in sports garner respect for Indians: Modi
Join 'Make in India' initiative, Prez tells Norwegian companies
OSLO, Oct 14 (Agencies): Join the "Make in India" initiative of the new Indian government was the message from President Pranab Mukherjee to Norwegian companies as he invited investors and entrepreneurs to explore possibilities of investment in India's infrastructure sector. "We welcome foreign direct investments in our railways, roads and ports, power and communications sectors, we invite Norwegian companies to join Indian counterparts in the ...
> Court summons ex-coal secretary, others as accused
> J&K Flood : Sebi donates Rs 9.10 lakh for relief work
> Snoopgate Row: Gujarat HC quashes probe commission
> Business takes a major hit ahead of festival season in border areas
> Pre-booking for iPhone 6 series starts in India from Oct 7
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